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Education

GFAR Education Calendar

Great Falls Association of REALTORS® offers over 70+ hours of CE per calendar year. Check out our Education Calendar for a list of upcoming courses.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

Adopted in 1913, the code of ethics was one of the first codifications of ethical duties adopted by any business group. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. 

Current Cycle - 6

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021

Future Cycle - 7

January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2024

Digital Learn Resources

The Real Estate Technology Institute On-Demand Learning, Anytime & On Any Device. Center for Realtor Development Montana CE Approved Courses 

State Education Resources

All courses through ARELLO are approved for Montana CE credit ARELLO-IDECC Certified Online CE Courses.

Continuing Education Administrative Rule

NAR Certification & Designation

Designations and Certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real estate sectors are awarded by NAR and its affiliates.

Fairhaven Training

Check out Fairhaven.realtor — an innovative online simulation training, where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process.

Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)

C2EX develops and enhances competencies that indicate a REALTOR®'s commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy, and customer service.

Learn more about C2EX

Go to the C2EX platform (link is external)

At Home with Diversity

The course work for the At Home with Diversity® certification is designed to enable you to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. It will help you to learn diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws in your business, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.

Real Estate Education – Each active licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing real estate education every licensing year. The licensing year is from November 1 through October 31.

Property Management Education – New property management licensees are required to complete 12 hours of property management continuing education by the second renewal date following their original license issue date. Four (4) of the hours must consist of courses in property management trust accounts and must be taken before the first renewal date following original issuance of the license.

After satisfactorily completing NEW LICENSE CE (by second renewal), property manager licensees may satisfy continuing education courses approved by the board, whether designated as property management education or not.

Real Estate Broker Education - Each active Real Estate Broker licensee is required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education annually through courses approved by the Board.

Supervising Broker – A supervising broker endorsement will be issued to any broker completing an 8-hour approved supervising broker pre-endorsement course. Each licensing year, a supervising broker must complete 12 hours of continuing education. Four (4) of those hours must be education in the area of supervising broker continuing education.

Individuals who engage or conduct business as a real estate broker, real estate salesperson, property manager, or timeshare salesperson in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Realty Regulation for licensure. The Board assures the basic requirements are met and evaluates the applicant for good repute and competency to transact business in a manner that safeguards the interests of the public. In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Real Estate Salesperson until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

The following is the general licensing information for Salespersons:

Renewal Period: September 1 through October 31

Renewal Fee: $150.00

Continuing Education Requirements: Twelve (12) hours of continuing education annually through courses approved by the Board.

Apply online here: Board of Realty Regulation

In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Real Estate Broker until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

The following is general licensing information for Brokers:

Renewal Period: September 1 through October 31

Renewal Fee: $175.00

Continuing Education Requirements: 12 hours of continuing education annually through courses approved by the Board.

Apply online here: Board of Realty Regulation Real Estate Broker

Interested in being a Supervising Broker?

A Supervising Broker Endorsement is required to supervise salespeople in Montana. In order to obtain the Supervising Broker Endorsement, you must be licensed in Montana as a broker and complete an 8-hour Supervising Broker Pre-Endorsement Course. Course information can be found on the home page.

Once the Supervising Broker Endorsement is obtained, the licensee must take one 4-hour approved Supervising Broker course each licensing year to maintain their Supervising Broker Endorsement. Approved Supervising Broker maintenance courses will have the words "Supervising Broker" in the title of the course.

Apply online here: Board of Realty Regulation Supervising Broker Endorsement

In the State of Montana, a person may not engage in or conduct business in the capacity of a Property Manager until that person has received a license from the Montana Board of Realty Regulation.

The following is general licensing information for Property Managers:

Renewal Period: September 1 through October 31

Renewal Fee: $130.00

Continuing Education Requirements: 12 hours of continuing education annually.

Apply online here: Board of Realty Regulation Property Manager